The one where we learn about Zack’s feelings for……

While cleaning out the wardrobe, every single time I complain to Zack about the number of un-used clothes he has.

“I am going to give away all your old T-shirts, you have so many of them.”

“Ok”

After a few days, the man is furious to see one of those very shirts being used a mop-cloth to clean the house.

“Vishaaaa…you did not have any other piece of cloth? You thought of only this T-shirt?”

“I did ask you the other day, you were ok with it”

“You asked to give them away, not use them like this”

I can see him getting bewildered. I tell him that it was really old and it was of the perfect soft cotton material giving the best results, while maintaining a straight face. Resigned to the fate of this T-shirt, he went back to his work.

“I wish you had chosen any other from that lot, why did you have to choose this one”, he quips.

It was a plain solid dark brown color T-shirt for God’s sake, why did he have to be so touchy about it. He never is. I know I am about to roll my eyes when I hear the answer. And so I ask him.

It was complimentary with a formal shirt which I bought ages ago, when I first started work.

I am silent, pleading my brain to understand.

And I have never worn it ever since. I forgot where I had kept it. And today, after all these years, you had to choose only this particular one, to use as a MOP”

*Silence*

What do I learn from this episode?

Zack’s T-shirts have stories!!

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Nine Questions on A Monday

Some important, soul stirring and unavoidable questions being asked by my mind-voice and answered by my real-voice. Before the QA session – Hello Internet, good to see you!!

Q1– Why did finish your lunch in such a hurry?

A1– Moo had missed her morning nap and was in a very cranky mood – having already destroyed two tomatoes whose remnants were scattered all over the living room, I did not want her to spoil her dad’s crisply ironed white shirt which was lying on the table and was her next target. So I jumped up as soon as she took the next step, bundled her up in one hand while carrying my lunch plate in the other and noticed the futility of the action – she started bawling her lungs out and I shoved the rest of the rice as hurriedly I could and that is what happened.

Q2 – Why are you staring at walls in your free time?

A2 – I keep thinking what to do next, take a break from work or resume the corporate job, if so how to and when. Also I keep thinking I should start a yoga routine and stick to it for a week at least and then when I finally decide I will wake up early the next day come what may how I end up wallowing in self pity because I get my period. Uncanny coincidence.

Q3 – Instead of staring at the walls you could use the time to do something, no?

A3 – I did! I cleaned the wardrobe and dressing table twice, stacked away all the unused clothes away, reorganized all my documents and certificates and journals and tried to keep stuff out of reach from Moo.

Q4 – Did you read anything?

A4 – Reread ‘The Devotion of Suspect X’. That is all. Sigh.

Q5 – So what useful thing you did over the summer?

A5 – Ha, asking as if the summer is over 🙄 Well, the last three months saw many trips to places and visits with Moo – so much so she is ready to jump into any car she sees, thinking its time to travel again. From temples to beaches to hill stations, the little tyke has seen it all. Hosting over people because it is vacation time – taking them around the city and shopping because I am free like that – how I wish I had a job to escape the relatives onslaught 😥

Q6 – Its been over three or four months since you blogged, you forgot that you have a blog?

A6 – Why are you asking me everything as if you do not know anything. Where was the internet huh? And the laptop? Two days of using the browser on phone only made my eyes pain, how to read and write in peace when you have six kids under seven hanging around you and screeching ‘new game today, new game today’. When I did have the laptop with me for few hours, I saw Game of Thrones 🙄 🙄 🙄

Q7 – What do you want to do next in your life?

A7 – I want to do something for sure, but do not have an idea how-when-what.

Q8 – And now suddenly you will have time for whatever you want to do?

A8 – Of course, vacations are over and schools start today. All guests are gone and the laptop now has dedicated time towards moi :evil laugh:

Q9 – Your daughter is now getting more attached to you than anybody else, isnt it?

A9 – I think it is long overdue. Sigh.

P.S I have missed being here as much as I miss my mummy’s daal and sambar. See all of you soon 🙂

Detox

After the whirlwind trip last weekend, my sole aim was to go for an Internet detox. The marathon had me spend every available minute looking for fodder online and when the month ended, I was like – no more Internet for few days. In these days, I re-organized my bedroom ( yet again), did spring cleaning in general and tried to make the bed every time Moo was done playing on it. It felt good striking off items from the to-do list and suddenly, the non-blogging phase transformed to more free time at hand.

There are loads of clothes which will not fit me anytime soon and I have stacked and packed them up in the loft. Some pieces I had to think twice before putting them away, it is just so hard to let go of perfectly fine clothes just because they do not fit, sigh.

The pen-pal post I did in the marathon? I am going to write to all of you who signed up 🙂 I so wanted to start writing immediately, but getting ideas for the posts and putting them together consumed most of the time.

This month has one house warming function, anniversary, two birthdays, passport office visits and Moo’s vaccinations, Quite jam packed!